On March 6, 2017, the Trump Administration issued an updated Travel Ban Executive Order suspending travel for 90 days to the US for nationals of six predominantly Muslim countries, as well as a 120 day suspension of the US’s Refugee Program, effective March 16, 2017.
Some exceptions to the Travel Ban now include: US Lawful Permanent Residents (LPRs) or Green Card Holders; dual citizens of a designated country and a non-designated country traveling on a passport from a non-designated country; those with documents valid on March 16, 2017, or any date thereafter permitting travel to the US; and others (see below).
The updated Travel Ban Executive Order, known formally as “Protecting the Nation From Foreign Terrorist Entry Into the United States,” imposes a 90-day suspension of entry to the US of nationals from Sudan, Syria, Iran, Libya, Somalia or Yemen who are:
The updated Travel Ban exempts Iraqi citizens. In addition, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Department of State have the discretionary authority, on a case-by-case basis, to issue visas or allow entry of nationals of the six designated countries if such individual demonstrates that the denial of his or her US entry would cause undue hardship, that his or her entry would not pose a threat to national security, and that his or her entry would be in the national interest.
Exceptions to the new Travel Ban include:
Measures of the updated Travel Ban as it applies to refugees are as follows:
Other notable points of the updated Travel Ban Executive Order are listed below.
See also updated State Department Info, DHS Fact Sheet, DHS Q&A, White House Implementation Memorandum.